Liverpool unveiled their new home shirt this morning and kit manufacturers New Balance have taken inspiration from the past for the new design.
It would have been Reds legend Bob Paisley’s 100th birthday this year, and as well as using the pinstripes from the early eighties, his signature is inscribed inside the collar:
Our home kit for next season pays homage to the legendary Bob Paisley, in the year of the 100th anniversary of his birth. 🔴
Each jersey is inscribed with his signature on the inside of the neck and also includes a swing tag dedicated to his incredible achievements. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/XR84iNnXzf
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 18 April 2019
Fans believe it is a fitting tribute to the most successful manager in Liverpool’s history:
— Adam Swain (@ady_swain) 18 April 2019
This is beautiful
— James O Keeffe (@James160274) 18 April 2019
Makes you wonder why we’d ever want Nike to replace New Balance. NB smash it on the regular.
— tdyerwestfield (@DyerThomas) 18 April 2019
The man deserves a statue at the ground
— Nick (@nicknak69) 18 April 2019
A really nice touch to the new Liverpool team shirt dedicated to the greatest manager there’s ever been.
— Padders (@APadders) 18 April 2019
That is wonderful! Liverpool with all the fans, players, staff and coach. They are all so amazing people 🙏😊
— Julian💨 (@Julian_01m) 18 April 2019
New Balance have done a really job with our kits!
— Antony R🔴 (@up_lfc) 18 April 2019
Class touch 👌🔥
— Wilko (@ianwilks6) 18 April 2019
Lovely touch for an amazing legend ❤️
— Gold’n’glitter (@toftssharon1) 18 April 2019
The home kit could well be New Balance’s last for Liverpool with their sponsorship expiring at the end of the 2019/2020 campaign.
The American supplier could look to match any rival in a bidding war and renew their contract, but reports suggest that the Reds are in talks with Nike about a record-breaking deal.
It is believed that the numbers could eclipse Manchester United’s £750m ten-year contract that was signed with Adidas back in 2014. However, no official announcement has yet been made about the future kit manufacturer.